WMST 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, Georgian Era

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Many would argue that there is not one feminism but many and not one feminist movement but feminist movements. The term and the related movement have changed significantly over the last century. Commonly feminism is split into three waves: first wave: late 18h century to the 1930s. Largely concerned with education for women and political representation for women. Securing the vote for women and representatives of women in politics. Women are not inferior to men naturally they just have not been given the same opportunities as men- mary wollstonecraft"s views. Elizabeth cady stanton-giving women the right to divorce. A typical education and a moral education. A movement le largely by white middle class women, their concerns and demands were not the concerns of everyone. African american and immigrant women did not gain at all from the first feminist movement nor did they relate to it.

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